Tips From the Pros: Why is Changing Your Oil Important?

Oil buildup on an engine

The best piece of advice we can give on making your vehicle last longer is to keep up on the maintenance. We tell people that all the time, but WHY is it important?

Let’s compare your engine to a bath tubYou fill your tub full of water, and take a bath. Instead of draining the tub and getting new water each time, you only add new water if needed over top of the old water. If you keep repeating this process, what happens to your bath tub? It gets a filthy, dirty ring and buildup on it, right?
It is the same thing with your engine and changing your oil. If you are only filling it up when it’s low, and never completely draining and cleaning it routinely, your engine will get a sludgy buildup like the one in the video below.